First things first: if you haven’t watched The Winter Soldier you should most definitely not watch any more Agents of SHIELD. Captain America 2 is lots of fun to watch, and is way better than Agents of SHIELD. It would be a shame to have the less entertaining one spoil the better one for you.
Second, despite how much I’m mentioning it this isn’t a review of Captain America 2. I did love watching that movie though, and I’ll review it later and probably see it again in theaters. You should go watch it, and keep in mind that all spoilers in this post will also effect your knowledge of that movie.
So then! If you’ve been watching Agents of SHIELD you’re probably familiar with many of the problems of the show. Even ignoring any complaints about the acting, one of the show’s big problems is that SHIELD agents (and especially our heroes) appear to be utterly incapable of acting in a clandestine fashion. Nor are they very good at keeping secrets in a more general sense. Their incompetency in the realm of secrecy is a running joke between me and my housemate. And while I’ve been watching in the hopes that the show would improve and perhaps live up to the potential that I thought I saw at the beginning, it’s been stuck on maybe-not-quite-mediocre for a while now. Every so often there are flashes of fun, little nuggets of something worthwhile jumbled into the dross, but they’re consistently buried.
This most recent episode helped change that. Look below the break to learn more.